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interesting. >> thank you, don. >> thank you. we appreciate that. let's get to the top of the hour and the top story now. >>> hello, everyone. i'm don lemon, you are in the cnn news room. it is 6:00 straight up here in the east. we are going to begin in los angeles. you need to watch this story. the widow of the tsa officer killed in the brutal attack at l.a.x. speaking out. listen. >> hello, everybody. thank you for coming out. i know you have been waiting for a statement from the family. thank you for respecting the fact we are hurting. my husband passed away. here is a statement. he was born and moved to the united states at the age of 15. he graduated from high school. we met in 1994 when i was 16 and he was 19 and have been together ever since. we married on valentine's day in 1998 and had two beautiful children. he worked for the tsa organization since 2010. he was a security officer. he was always excited to go to work and enjoy the passengers at l.a.x. he was a joyful person, always smiling and took pride in his duty to the american public. he was a great man who always sho
of their friends. how do you get through this? >> i don't know. i have no idea. i haven't done really anything because i just walk around. i don't know what to do. i don't know where to start. i don't know. >> reporter: we are hearing stories just like that and seeing scenes like these across a huge chunk of the midwest. assaulted by ferocious thunderstorms and dozens of tornadoes. in lebanon, indiana, the storm flipped a car outside of a starbucks, trapping customers inside. in peoria, illinois, a news team left the anchor desk during their broadcast just to find shelter. >> we need to go off the air. we will be back when we can. >> reporter: all across the disaster area, people are picking up the pieces. danielle and her husband are thinking ahead to thanksgiving, in just a matter of days, and why they still have reason to be thankful. >> we'll make it. nobody died. >> nobody died. >> in our neighborhood. >> reporter: what would you say? >> we're going to get through it. >> reporter: they are going to get through it. hundreds of others will get through it here in washington and beyond. 400 h
. >> i'm accused of a lot of things, but i don't think i'm stupid enough to go around saying this is going to be like shopping on amazon or travelocity a week before the website opens if i thought that it wasn't going to work. >> reporter: he did not dismiss a suggestion that the insular nature of his white house contributed to the failure. >> there's going to be a lot of evaluation of how we got to this point and i assure you that i have been asking a lot of questions about that. >> reporter: he addressed his personal credibility as polls show it's at an all-time low. >> i am not a perfect man and i will not be a perfect president. my pledge to the american people is we will solve the problems that are there. we are going to get it right. and the affordable care act is going to work for the american people. >> reporter: but the political battle over the president's most important domestic policy achievement is far from over, and tonight, insurance companies, the insurance industry, is raising questions about how practically this fix can be implemented, saying that it will cr
secretary kerry said differences remain. >> we hope to try to narrow those differences, but i don't think anybody should mistake that there are some important gaps that have to be closed. >> reporter: a potential first step lasting some six months would require iran to suspend enriching uranium to 20%, keeping them from moving towards a nuclear weapon, and agree not to activate its highest powered centrifuges and the iraq heavy water reactor, a second path to a bomb. in exchange, the u.s. would free some iranian assets frozen overseas and ease some sanctions banning trade in gold and pet petrochemicals t two sides would then negotiate the issue of ensuring iran never builds a nuclear bomb. the potential deal already has a critic in israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu, who lashed out in public. >> iran got the deal of the century and the international community got a bad deal. this is a very bad deal. israel utterly rejects it. >> reporter: crucially, the most crippling economic sanctions including those severely limiting iran's oil sales would remain in place and it is that economic
in march. in december, ahead of that january 1st deadline to get insurance for folks who don't have insurance for the new year who may be losing their insurance and then also in march because that is the end of the enrollment period for obama care. that is why, that peak in december is why it's so important that healthcare.gov the federal website for getting insurance that services 36 states is so important. you look at the numbers today, wolf, and what they show you is that there are 3 million, about 3 million calls to obama care call centers, there were 27 million unique visits to the website. you're really seeing a preference there for a lot of folks to do this on-line rather than through the call centers. >> which is understandable. let's talk about i understand you had a chance to speak with the health an human services secretary kathleen sebelius about the website. what did she say? >> this was during a conference call where she and hhs official were announcing the enrollment numbers and i asked her if she could stand by that promise by the obama administration that the websit
, he's had these prior incidents. is he a risk to the community right now? >> well, i don't know. i think the clear answer is we don't know. he has had a lot of problems with the law. three women have accused him of various kinds of improper conduct in intimate relationships. only one of those so far have led to an actual case being brought against him. he killed trayvon martin. he's been stopped by the police for driving infractions three times since his acquittal. this guy seems to have an instinct for trouble. we'll see if he winds up actually convicted this time. >> you see a similarity between him and o.j. simpson? >> well, there's a potential similarity. i think everybody remembers that o.j. simpson was acquitted in the death of ronald goldman and his ex-wife, nicole brown, and then there was a separate case. the new case in las vegas, which frankly to a lot of people, including me, seemed like a pretty weak case but there was an element, safe to say, of payback. that he got away with the first case so he was prosecuted to the max the second time and he remains in prison. this
leadership says that your vote would undercut the entire obama care law. >> well, i don't see it that way. i think any fix that we can make, particularly when a problem arises, is good for the people back home and truth of the matter is look, i'm accountable to the people who sent me here. >> reporter: the prospect of this gop vote is the main reason the president came out a day earlier with his own plan to reinstate canceled insurance policies. democratic sources admit without that, many more democrats would have defected. but the gop bill still got significant bipartisan support, and republicans were eager to pour salt on the president's political wounds. >> ask not what your country can do for you. the only thing we have to fear, tear down this wall. and our current president will be no different. if you like your health care plan, you can keep it. period. >> reporter: the president has issued a veto threat but it probably won't get that far because in the senate, there are certainly a number of senate democrats who also want to have a legislative fix, want the show their constituents bac
pennsylvania southward all the way through here. snow to the north, don't get me wrong, in the midwest, ohio, pennsylvania, buffalo, but the issue is all of this rain. the rain itself right now is just making travel miserable across the roadways. this is what new york city looks like right now. i can't find you one city street that's going faster than about ten miles per hour anywhere across new jersey and all the way up through connecticut as well. the long island expressway equally miserable. take you to one more spot across atlanta. right there, there is a now 40 mile backup trying to get into atlanta right here on the way toward braselton, 40 miles worth of cars that have been stopped. i have been tweeting back and forth with some of these guys. they have been sitting there since 11:00 this morning. so yes, it's only rain but when you crash a car or truck and this was two semis crashing in atlanta or near atlanta, you will get misery. that's what we have right here. there's the low traveling to the north. i-95 stays wet. but buffalo, rochester, back toward pittsburgh, even to ohio, a lot
to enrich because u.s. officials say they don't recognize any right to enrich, but the iranians want the ability to enrich going forward so the question has been how do they square that circle, how do they come to an agreement language that makes both sides happy. i also asked marie harf, the deputy spokesperson for the state department, that question. here's what she had to say on that. >> without getting into the specifics of the negotiations, because as you know, we don't do that, we have been very clear that no country has quote, the right to enrich. the president has also made clear that we do believe the iranian people should have access to a peaceful nuclear program. so right now, all of those issues are being discussed. what that might look like is part of the negotiation. but we have also been very clear that the goal of the first step agreement is to halt the progress of iran's nuclear program and indeed, roll it back in some key areas. that's what we're focused on now. the discussions are ongoing and i'm sure they will go well into the evening here tonight, hopefully to co
who were hurt in this particular incident. we know of two who were shot. we don't know whether the other injuries were as a result of the ensuing stampede. but he did make his way down the terminal, he got to the gate and that's when officers, both from the lapd and los angeles airport police, were able to open fire. they hit the gunman three times in the chest, center mass. he did have on him three magazines, one of them was actually in the firearm. the other two were in the clothing that he was wearing. he did go down quickly. he was taken to a local hospital, where he is being treated. he is officially in custody. we do not know his condition yet. but again, they are looking into the possibility that he was specifically and deliberately targeting tsa agents. >> as you say, search warrants are now being executed in two locations, one in los angeles and one in new jersey, is that right? >> reporter: that's exactly correct. we are being told by a law enforcement official that in fact, he was linked to those two locations, los angeles and new jersey, and just so you're aware, st
politically in america? >> even democrats don't want to do this. you have democrats who are representing rural areas where the right to have the gun is sacred and no one wants to put limits on that. >> reporter: forget about a ban on assault weapons and even lesser measures like tightening gun registration, closing sales loopholes at gun shows and more stringent background checks on mental health and criminal history are not likely to pass in congress any time soon. analysts say there just isn't the political will to do that. >> statistically, have mass the shooings increased in the united states in recent years? >> you would think with all this attention, they have. but experts say statistics say they have had only a slight tick up since the 1980s and overall, national rates of gun homicides have decreased sharply since the 1990s. a lot of this has to do with the attention paid to the symptoms, the media attention, but the overall gun violence in this country has decreased since the 1990s. >> brian todd, thanks very much for that report. by the way, the attorney general eric holder is insisti
if they don't get food and supplies very soon. cnn is live in the disaster zone and the first news organization to visit ground zero of the storm. >>> plus, bill clinton puts more pressure on the president over obama care, urging him to keep his promise to the american people. this hour, the fallout. and the white house responds. >>> and surprising new medical guidelines on cholesterol levels. dr. sanjay gupta explains what you need to know to keep your heart healthy. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin this hour with the crisis in the philippines which is growing more desperate by the hour. four days after the most powerful typhoon on record, a u.s. general on the ground is warning that many more people could be dead within a week if food and other aid don't get to where they're needed the most and soon. the philippine president tells cnn he now expects the final death toll to be around 2500. that's far lower than an earlier estimate from officials of some 10,000, but it's still way too early to tell with the bodies in the streets and the communications
like he's already running for the white house. but i tea party favorite marco rubio sems us don't jump to conclusions about who can save us. >>> awakes new yorkers afternoon the smackdown. >>> plus stunning new video of bad behavior from a miami dolphins player. were the coaches calling more than the plays on the field. >>> i'm kofl blitz. you're in the "the situation room." >>> stunning victory in one state a painful defeat in other. republicans are already second-guessing the results of an off-year election that may have a huge impact on the race for the white house. chris christie is often criticized by conservatives, but is he the one to lead republicans back to the promised land? he sounds like he's campaigning already. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is standing by. but let's begin first with erin davis. >> when a press conference today, chris christie said i think every day that you do a job like this one makes awe better executive. and he said, you think that would make me better prepared to be president. >> i'm not here to put on a show, i'm here to win. >> rep
they have seen in decades, if not longer, wolf. 195 miles per hour. now, they don't fly airplanes into the storms out there like we do and i'm not sure i would want to be in that airplane at 195 miles per hour, slamming into the east coast now of the philippines. making landfall as we speak, as what would almost be a category 6 hurricane if we had such a thing. so we call it category 5 or super typhoon. winds are gusting to 235 miles per hour in that eye. one more thing, wolf. a lot like sandy, which was a wide lumbering storm, this, too, is a big storm, half the size of the country. that's going to make a tremendous storm surge. we already know from buoy data that there are winds out there over 50 feet high. those will be crashing onshore, making a tremendous storm surge, then going through the entire country of the philippines south of manila by a couple hundred miles. still, they will have damage there and then over here, the next stop, vietnam. wolf? >> is it going to pick up steam as it heads towards vietnam? will it calm down? what do we anticipate? >> it's going to get a li
's contaminated. >> we don't have enough water, even though we are not sure that it is clean and safe, we still drink from it because we need to survive. >> reporter: in tacloban, a city of more than 200,000, survivors walk the streets shell-shocked, scavenging for anything to sustain them. this video shows the incredible power of the storm surge. massive tankers picked up and carried ashore in tacloban. some of these vessels slammed into homes. before this storm, hundreds of thousands of people had been evacuated, moved to sturdy shelters. but the brick and mortar was no match for the 20 foot surge that hit tacloban. in some places, people are lining up for water and gas in an orderly fashion, but there are also reports of looting. one witness was asked if looters were just trying to get food. >> i saw them, two people, three people, carrying brand new refrigerators, brand new washing machines, motorcycles, brand new, you know. i mean, apiances. >> reporter: new video in to cnn shows the first moments when the storm hit early friday. and scenes of desperation in the hours immediately afterward
into america. those two things don't like to happen at the same time. this rain now in the gulf coast states will turn into snow and -- it already turned into some ice for denver, dallas last night. better now. planes are flying, don't get me wrong. 5,800 planes. should be about 6,000 but they're still flying. the deal is when it gets up here into this cold air, when that moisture from the gulf of mexico gets here, we are going to have watches and warnings all the way from canada all the way south even into virginia. we even have watches already posted right now. all because of this, that gulf of mexico humidity, moisture, whatever you want to call it. kind of like a conveyor belt. know how you put a box on a conveyor belt and it ends up higher or lower depending where you want to send it? this is sending cold air into ohio, virginia, kentucky, all going to be part of this, as the low turns to the north, it will rain a lot in atlanta tomorrow, big, big delays in atlanta with low clouds tomorrow -- i mean, could be a couple of hours. then by tomorrow night, 6:00 tomorrow night, it's raining i
because they simply don't recognize this as a legitimate zone. this is also a route for commercial aircraft. japan air carriers are flying through this space but we are not seeing chinese fighter jets approaching commercial planes. the focus has been on military aircraft and when those fighter jets do intercept, it doesn't mean that they're preparing to shoot down an aircraft. they are simply sent up in this area so that they can i.d. that plane. >> a lot of overlapping interests there and now a lot of overlapping air planes, military planes, ships, you name it, all in one tight little area. thanks very much. >>> coming up this weekend, you can expect lots of finger crossing and breath holding at the white house tomorrow. that's the administration's self-imposed deadline to fix the malfunctioning obama care website which badly scarred the rollout of the affordable care act. cnn's jill dougherty is at the white house for us. jim, less than 24 hours to go, is there a sense at the white house they are going to make this deadline, it will be a good day tomorrow? are they nervous there?
, they're doing body searches, you don't want someone snatching a weapon from a tsa officer, but with other forms of armed police. i really think it's going -- what this has done is expose a big loophole in psecurity. >> i'm sure everybody is taking a close look to l som lessons from this and move on. one of the things that jumped out at me and a lot of other folks, if you take a look at this incident, so many recent incidents of these lone individuals going some place and starting to shoot and kill people. i've got a list over here, the navy yard recently here in washington, sandy hook elementary, aurora theater, tucson, virginia tech, there's a history of mental illness in all of these shooters. what, if anything, can congress do, should congress be doing, to deal with these mental health issues, these individuals supposedly hearing voices in their head, forcing them to go out and kill people? >> well, congress or the united states government doesn't run mental health facilities. what we do is provide funding to local jurisdictions who do. so this is very difficult. there
as a political cover when he's taking this agreement to the people. i don't think it will apologize wholesale for the last 12 years, but it will be a very narrow expression that the u.s. is sorry that all of these civilian deaths have occurred and a pledge to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> and for years to come, billions of dollars, maybe $4 billion a year to pay for the upkeep of the afghan military. american taxpayers will be on the line for that. this is going to cause a lot of uproar in congress. >> certainly among republicans on the hill. >> let's see what comes out see if the afghans accept whatever letter the united states might be preparing. elise, thanks very much. elise labott, always good to have you here in "the situation room." >>> coming up, president obama and former president bill clinton, they come face to face for the first time since the former president chided obama care. we're going inside their complex relationship. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 4
grab. >> reporter: angry republicans don't necessarily dispute democrats' statistics about nominees they have blocked. instead, they point to how many judges they have confirmed. 215, and rejected five. when it comes to the fight that democrats called the last straw over vacancies in the d.c. circuit court of appeals, the republican leader argues democrats are manufacturing a crisis to distract from the obama care debacle. >> a fake fight over judges that >> reporter: democrats say they get that this benefits them now that they're in the majority but certainly the tables will be turned the day that they los that majority status, but they essentially shrug their shoulders and say that this is a risk they are willing to take, because in the words of one senior democrat, oth option is continued obstruction. wolf? >> what a day it is. dana, stand by. president obama also backed the senate democrats' nuclear option, accusing republicans of what he called an unprecedented pattern of obstruction. let's go live to our senior white house correspondent, brianna keilar. the president came into
out on time. if they don't get to the gate on time, and it's going to be a very slow commute even to get to the airport tonight in new york city. all of these red roads here on google traffic, less than ten miles per hour. that's because it's changing over from rain to snow. not going to be a big snow event. but the roads are wet from the rain. temperature now in new york city, 33. especially western suburbs. when the snow comes down, it will evaporate and as the sun sets, 5:00, in one hour, the bridges are going to be a mess. >> too bad, john, i was hoping for better news. looks like a lot of people are going to be late for thanksgiving. we're going to turn to shannon travis in pittsburgh, pennsylvania. woo were talking earlier, you said the roads are being cleared up by the plows. >> they are. i talked to a transportation official earlier. he said exactly, we dodged a bullet. meaning in a sense that the wicked weather, the downfall of the icy rain on the roads, they didn't quite get that here in pittsburgh as we expected. but they did charge a bullet in terms of cold. it's cold
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